Moonrise by Sarah Crossan

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Read Moonrise Online Free - 'They think I hurt someone.
But I didn't. You hear?
Coz people are gonna be telling you
all kinds of lies.
I need you to know the truth.'

Joe hasn't seen his brother for ten years, and it's for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row.

But now Ed's execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think ...

From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?

Title : Moonrise
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ISBN : 140886780X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400 pages


Catriona (LittleBookOwl) rated it ★★★★☆

January 18, 2018

Beautiful and heartbreaking, all at the same time. It forces you to think about and question the justice system, which is rife with injustice.

Maddie (Heart Full Of Books) rated it ★★★☆☆

December 03, 2017

All of the characters in this felt so strong and unique, even though you were only reading about them in around 150 word bursts! The plot really worked with the verse form, and the shift between past and present events was well managed.

maymay ☕ rated it ★★★★☆

February 05, 2018

this was so....sad. i feel like someone has punched me in the heart and drained all my energy. these kind of books really make you think, man. time to go cry, bye.

Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

November 19, 2017

This was a very emotional read! I have to say, Sarah Crossan is killing it with these kinds of books. She manages to capture so many emotions while saying so little, it's so impressive. Sometimes it's nice to read a book where the majority of descriptions are left out and what's on paper is just...

Colleen rated it ★★★★☆

February 12, 2018

It made me cry.

Kate~Bibliophile Book Club rated it ★★★★★

January 24, 2018

Stunning book. I didn’t expect to get so invested in it to be honest, it’s not my usual kind of read. But I couldn’t put it down. Super short chapters give a sense of urgency to the story and it really draws you in. Just beautiful. Moonrise was one of the December book club choices in Rick O’Shea’...

Figgy rated it ★★★★★

October 15, 2017

Review to come. This was my first novel in verse, but after a while I stopped noticing. I also spent probably the last 25% of the novel crying, so, you know, bring tissues.

Kelly (Diva Booknerd) rated it ★★★★★

November 06, 2017

Edward Moon was coerced to sign a confession of homicide at seventeen years of age, legally binding and convicting the innocent young man. Moonrise is a poignant and provoking narrative of seventeen year old Joseph Moon and his brother who is scheduled to be executed in Kirkland Texas. As children...

Alessandra rated it ★★★★☆

August 06, 2017

"we aren't the worst things we did or the worst things that happened to us. We're other stuff too. Like.. the times we made cereal or watched Buffy the vampire slayer or helped an old lady off a bus. We're the good, the bad, and the stupid." I missed Sarah Crossan writing so much. This is a story abo...

Anisha (sprinkledpages) rated it ★★★★☆

September 27, 2017

THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD BOOK I CANNOT EVEN STRESS THIS ENOUGH. I felt it covered such an important issue with such care and it made me so so so grateful I live in Australia. I was absolutely crying my eyes out and it is just so lovely and has to be read! for more, read my no spoiler book review: http...

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